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Democrats Collin Peterson, Edwin Edwards announce House bids

Democrats Collin Peterson, Edwin Edwards announce House bids

March 17 (UPI) -- The 113th Congress may have taken the day off (again) Monday, but two Democrats took the snow day to announce their intention to be part of the 114th.
Gabrielle Levy
Pelosi predicts no compromise on farm bill by October deadline

Pelosi predicts no compromise on farm bill by October deadline

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Friday she doubts Congress will pass farm legislation by the Oct. 1 deadline.
House passes farm bill on strength of GOP vote

House passes farm bill on strength of GOP vote

WASHINGTON, July 11 (UPI) -- Over rancorous Democratic objections, the Republican-led U.S. House passed a farm bill Thursday that does not include reauthorization of the food stamp program.

House votes down farm bill

WASHINGTON, June 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. House of Representatives Thursday rejected a five-year farm bill that would have cut the food stamp program by more than $20 billion.
30-day farm patches called 'poor joke'

30-day farm patches called 'poor joke'

WASHINGTON, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- House Republican leaders faced criticism for proposing 30-day patches to stave off a threatened spike in U.S. milk prices next month.

Report shows increase in food stamp use

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Almost 1 million U.S. households with incomes above 130 percent of the poverty level were receiving food stamps in 2011, the latest report shows.

Bachmann ekes out win, Cravaack loses

ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Rep. Michele Bachmann toughed out a close victory in Minnesota early Wednesday, while President Obama and Sen. Amy Klobuchar breezed to wins, results showed.
Draft farm bill would cut spending $35B

Draft farm bill would cut spending $35B

WASHINGTON, July 6 (UPI) -- A draft farm bill from the U.S. House Agriculture Committee would cut direct spending $35 billion -- about $11 billion more than a bill passed by the Senate.
Dozens of Dems may join GOP on contempt

Dozens of Dems may join GOP on contempt

WASHINGTON, June 27 (UPI) -- At least four Democrats in tough re-election fights said they will join Republicans in voting to hold U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress.
Food stamp cuts may slow farm bill

Food stamp cuts may slow farm bill

WASHINGTON, May 2 (UPI) -- House Republicans are calling for major cuts to U.S. food stamps, presenting an obstacle to passage of a 2012 farm bill, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said.
House Dems reach climate bill agreement

House Dems reach climate bill agreement

WASHINGTON, June 24 (UPI) -- U.S. congressional Democrats say they have struck a deal to move forward with a controversial "cap-and-trade" climate change bill.

Is the sky falling?

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Why is the sky not falling? Why did stocks rise the day after Congress voted against the $700 billion rescue bill?
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

House overwhelmingly OKs farm bill

WASHINGTON, May 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. House Wednesday approved a $300 billion farm bill by a margin well over the number of votes required to override a promised presidential veto.

House and Senate far apart on farm bill

WASHINGTON, April 14 (UPI) -- Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus said Monday he is pursuing a U.S. farm bill for 2008, although hopes are dimming as a deadline nears, sources said.

House Democrats denounce Swifities

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Nineteen House Democrats wrote to President Bush Wednesday and urged him to denounce ads run by the 527 organization Swift Boat Veterans for Truth.
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Collin Clark Peterson (b. June 29, 1944), is the U.S. Representative for Minnesota's 7th congressional district, serving since 1991, and chairman of the House Agriculture Committee since 2007. He is a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party.

The district, Minnesota's largest and most rural district, includes the entire northwestern area of the state. It includes Moorhead, Fergus Falls, Bemidji, Detroit Lakes, Thief River Falls, Willmar, Marshall, and Alexandria.

Collin Peterson was born in Fargo, North Dakota, grew up on a farm in Baker, Minnesota, and received his B.A. at Minnesota State University Moorhead.

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